Turtles Can Fly, written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi (Marooned in Iraq, A Time for Drunken Horses) takes place in the days leading up to America's second war against Iraq, in a small village and refugee camp on the border of Iraq and Turkey. Soran Ebrahim stars as Satellite, a boy nicknamed for his obsession with technology. Satellite is also obsessed with the United States, and sprinkles bits of English throughout his speech. His strong personality and his resourcefulness have made him a leader among the younger children in the village. He even convinces the village elders to trade in their radios and purchase a satellite dish so they can watch news broadcasts on the upcoming war.
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%.
Let's see this free film, a part of Duke's annual Screen and Society Film Series. In case the location is unfamiliar (it is for me) here it is on Duke's campus map. The room number is 107. Let's gather at 6:45 for the 7:00 showing.